Author Archives: Copperfly

American Pheasant Tail Nymph

Hook: Dai-riki #730 or standard 2xl nymph hook
Thread: Brown Danville Flymaster 6/0
Tail: Pheasant tail dyed dark brown
Ribbing: Copper Ultra Wire small
Wingcase / legs: Pheasant tail dyed dark brown
Thorax: Peacock herl

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Thunder & Lightning Tube by Bruce Berry

 

Tube: Pro Tube Nano – black
Hook Guide: Pro Tube black large
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Black Fish Dope Dub
Rib 1: flat pearl mylar
Rib 2: Gold oval tinsel, fine
Body hackle: Orange schlappen
Collar: Blue marble fox tail
Wing: Black marble fox tail
Flash: Purple Ice Angel Hair
Collar: Blue schlappen then blue dyed guinea fowl
Cone: Pro Tube ultrasonic disc

BeeBe’s Candyman by Eric Beebe

Rear Hook: 710 Dai Riki #4
Thread: 210 denier brown
Tail: Gold 1/8″ rabbit strip
Wire: 2 pieces brown brassie wire
Body: Rootbeer estaz
Hackle: Schlappen 1 brown 1 yellow
Back: Gold 1/8″ rabbit strip (from tail)
Legs: Rubber legs brown/amber/gold
Connection: Beeding wire and 3 beads (match fly)
Front Hook: 700 Dai Riki #4
Tail: Gold 1/8″ rabbit strip
Wire: 2 pieces brown brassie wire
Body: Rootbeer estaz
Hackle: Schlappen 1 brown 1 yellow
Back: Gold 1/8″ rabbit strip (from tail)
Legs: Rubber legs brown/amber/gold
Head: Fish Skull gold
Eyes: 3/16 gold 3D eyes sealed with hard as hull

The Fly Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs – Peter Gathercole

The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs
The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs

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Avid sport fishermen will treasure this book—which is nearly as beautiful as the objects it describes. Fly-tying is a highly prized fisherman’s craft, but it’s also an art form, wonderfully captured in this volume’s hundreds of color photos. Each of 100 fly patterns is presented in a two-page spread: an enlarged photo and textual description on the left-hand page, complemented with a set of step-by-step, clearly captioned photos on the facing page. In addition, fishing enthusiasts will find sections on fly-tying tools and materials plus general instructions for getting started. The author, a well-known fly-tier and sport fisherman gives instructions on making traditional trout and salmon flies—all of them fish catchers of proven effectiveness in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Examples vary in complexity, with patterns to fit every skill level from novice to expert fly-tier. Here are dry flies, nymphs and bugs, wet flies, streamers, and hairwings—a virtually complete selection of traditional and up-to-date examples of the art. The book’s hidden spiral binding keeps its pages opened flat, which makes it ideal for reference at the workbench. More than 600 color photos.

The book is easy to read and follow and the spiral binding makes it easy to have beside you as you tie flies. The images are clear and each pattern also includes a listing of intended species each fly has been tied for. the patterns are also separated into categories, so finding the right fly for your next fishing trip is made simple.

Author: Peter Gathercole
Format: Hardcover-spiral 256 pages
Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series (March 1, 2003)
ISBN: 9780764155505

UTC Ultra Thread 70 Denier Fly Tying Thread

UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread
UTC 70 Ultra Fly Tying Thread

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The UTC Ultra Thread 70 Denier fly tying thread is favored by many fly tyers because of it’s abilities. The thread has been engineered and developed specifically with the progressive fly tyer in mind. The thread can easily be tied flat so that wraps are precise and so that unsightly bumps do not form. This is especially important when tying smaller flies and finishing the heads of flies. The thread is not bonded, and that along with the flatness of the thread lends itself to splitting the thread for inserting other materials. items such as dubbing or hackle can be added to create advanced dubbing loops without needing to double over the thread, thus avoiding extra thread bulk. UTC is made from nylon, which has a similar strength as polyester, but has stretch that allows the thread to better grasp the materials being bound. The 70 denier thread is great for tying smaller flies (#12-#26) and can be used as the body material on small midges and mayflies. The UTC 70 comes on standard sized spools in lengths of 100 yards. The spools include an end cap that secures the loose end of thread when not in use.

Available colors are: Black, Olive, Red, Gray, Blue Dun, Rusty Brown, White, Tan, Fl. Cerise, Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Fire Orange, Fl. Orange, Fl. Pink, Green Olive, Hopper Yellow, Olive Brown, Peacock Blue, Dark Brown, Wine, Yellow and Cream.

UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier Fly Tying Thread

UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread
UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread

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The UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier fly tying thread is favored by many fly tyers because of it’s abilities. The thread has been engineered and developed specifically with the progressive fly tyer in mind. The thread can easily be tied flat so that wraps are precise and so that unsightly bumps do not form. This is especially important when tying smaller flies and finishing the heads of flies. The thread is not bonded, and that along with the flatness of the thread lends itself to splitting the thread for inserting other materials. items such as dubbing or hackle can be added to create advanced dubbing loops without needing to double over the thread, thus avoiding extra thread bulk. UTC is made from nylon, which has a similar strength as polyester, but has stretch that allows the thread to better grasp the materials being bound. The UTC 140 comes on standard sized spools in lengths of 100 yards. The spools include an end cap that secures the loose end of thread when not in use.

Available colors are: Black, Olive, Red, Gray, Blue Dun, Rusty Brown, White, Tan, Fl. Cerise, Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Fire Orange, Fl. Orange, Fl. Pink, Green Olive, Hopper Yellow, Olive Brown, Peacock Blue, Dark Brown, Wine, Yellow and Cream.